Canadian Mining Journal


Iron Ore


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    IRON ORE: Lamelee PEA outlines 5M-t/y mine

    November 25, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Montreal’s Lamelee Iron Ore received “promising” results from the preliminary economic assessment for the Lac Lamelee South iron ore project 50 km south of Fermont. An operation of 5.0 million t/y and a mine life of 20 years was…

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    Cliffs’ Bloom Lake mine faces uncertain future

    November 25, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Struggling US-based iron ore miner Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) may close its Bloom Lake iron ore mine in northeastern Quebec, as it bids farewell to Canada.

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    IRON ORE: DSO shipments start on new KeRail spur line

    November 13, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Rail haulage has begun on the newly built KeRail spur that services the DSO iron ore project near Schefferville. The project is operated and 80% owned by Tata Steel Minerals Canada in partnership with New Millennium Iron Corp….

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    IRON ORE: Labec Century named Newfoundland explorer of year for Joyce Lake

    November 11, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Labec Century Iron Ore, a joint venture of Toronto-based Century Iron Mines (60%) and China’s WISCO (40%), has won the 2014 Explorer of the Year Award presented by the CIM Newfoundland Branch at its annual awards banquet last…

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    IRON ORE: Champion adds up numbers at Fire Lake North

    October 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Champion Iron Limited of Toronto has realesed resource and reserve numbers for the Fire Lake North iron ore joint venture near Fermont. All figures are compliant to Australian Joint Ore Reserve Committee (JORC) standards.

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    HSBC cuts forecasts for iron ore prices

    October 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The current iron ore market “looks like a game of chicken where no player has blinked,” says the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation.

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    AWARD: BluMetric wins $1.6 million contract for hydrogeological study

    October 22, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    OTTAWA – BluMetric Environmental of Ottawa has been awarded a $1.6 million contract for a prefeasibility hydrogeological study and geotechnical study for Labec Century Iron Ore’s Joyce Lake and area direct shipping ore (DSO) project in…

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    Iron ore price collapse claims more victims

    October 22, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Cliffs Natural Resources (NYSE: CLF) and London Mining (LSE: LOND) have become the latest casualties of falling iron ore prices, with Cliffs warning that it expects to record a US$6 billion non-cash impairment charge in the third quarter on its…

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    IRON ORE: Innu step up pressure on IOC for benefit deal

    October 1, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MONTREAL – The Innu First Nations of Uashat mak Mani-utenam and Matimekush-Lac John made the trip to doorstep of IOC and parent Rio Tinto’s headquarters here to return two large iron ore boulders. The event was organized to protest the…

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    IRON ORE: Positive drill results from Howse deposit

    September 18, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – The drill results from the Howse iron ore deposit near Schefferville, QC, are positive with grades in the 65% range. The deposit is the target of a $5-million exploration program mounted by joint venture partners Labrador Iron…

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    NICKEL-IRON: Cliffs pulls out of Decar

    August 27, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Cliffs Natural Resources, 60% owner and operator of the Decar nickel-iron project 80 km north of Fort St. James, has informed partner First Point Minerals Corp. of Vancouver that the project no longer fits its current…

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    IRON ORE: Glencore signs off-take for Kami concentrate

    July 29, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    LABRADOR – Alderon Iron Ore Corp. of Vancouver, 75% owner of the Kami iron ore development near Wabush, says that Glencore has signed an off-take agreement for Kami output. When production begins in 2015, Glencore will buy 40% of the…